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Music was my escape from peer pressure- Aceberg TM


Music was my escape from peer pressure- Aceberg TM

Music was my escape from peer pressure- Aceberg TM


Gifted Nigerian rapper and singer, Ikechukwu Okoronkwo, known by his stage name, Acebergtm says his passion for music helped him escape from peer pressure and other vices when growing up.

According to the versatile artiste, when he was growing up, music distracted him from getting involved in smoking and street fighting which children at his age were involved.

He said, “Growing up as a kid, music turned out to be my only escape from peer pressure and other vices which kids my age were involved in such as smoking and street fighting; I got a strong sense of peace and satisfaction every time I heard my favourite songs growing up. My interest grew even more as I got older, I wanted to write, sing, rap, perform just like my favourite artists I saw on tv”

Acebergtm, born in Lagos, Nigeria, is the second child in a family of 5 children, Acebergtm and his siblings, grew up listening to different music genres with his siblings, ”Everyone had a different taste in music, so they’d listen to all kinds of songs.” but his interests were mainly focused on Hip-hop and Rap genres with R Kelly as his main artistes of choice

He went from singing along to music he loved, to find his own sound. At the age of 15, he started writing his own music as he loved poetry and writing and felt strongly about a career as a songwriter. He also discovered quite early that he had a good voice and had a couple of friends in secondary school who he sang for fun. According to him –

As he grew older, he found his way in and out of studios, linking up with different producers, and young artists, thereby honing his skills as a rapper and a singer. The first song ever released online was titled: “Letter to God” under a different name “Ace Berg”. He lists artists such as J. Cole, Drake, Burna Boy as his musical influences, inspired by their sound, their lyrics, and lifestyle.

Acebergtm describes his time in college as tough; he had to balance his studies and trying to chase a music career. He studied Computer Science at the Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Owerri, Imo State, in the Eastern part of Nigeria and graduated in 2018.

In 2019, he caught the attention of Sir Justine Obiajunwa, CEO of Sir Justine World Entertainment Ltd (SJW Entertainment), who eventually signed him to the label in February 2020, marking the start of a new and promising path for the young artist. At the time of his joining the label, the label had other frontline acts such as Victor AD, and Blaq Jerzee and he gained a lot as he worked with and watched these artists produce good music. He has worked with many other music producers including heavyweights such as Kel P, Phantom and Tempoe, as well as JFred, Fredibeat, Oshobeats, Mcomms, Graydon and many more.

He dropped his first official single, “HEART BREAKER” under SJW Entertainment in July 2020, which currently has over 8 million streams across all digital platforms.

His debut EP, FAR FROM HOME, was released on April 16th 2021 with a lead titled “DANCA” dropped on March 26th 2021. With many months of preparation and planning for its release, Acebergtm was finally impressed with a potpourri of good and scintillating music, afrobeat, Afropop, hip hop, and more. The six (6) tracker showcased Acebergtm’s unique talents in fusing his rap and singing skills to create incredible music.

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